Hawaii Mom Blog: Save Your Third Sunday For Afternoon Tea at the MW Restaurant




November 13, 2014

Save Your Third Sunday For Afternoon Tea at the MW Restaurant

Being that the MW Restaurant is one of my favorite new places to dine and I am huge fan of Michelle Karr-Ueoka's desserts, I nearly flipped when I heard they would be hosting Afternoon Tea the third Sunday of every month.  I am after all, Afternoon Tea's biggest fan and I enjoy getting fancy for an afternoon of girly-ness and delicious bites.  

I braved the rain brought by Hurricane Ana to attend the October Afternoon Tea and it was unlike any high tea I had experienced.  Set in the modern restaurant, they forgo the tiered presentation and the usual tea sandwiches are replaced with beautifully plated gourmet bites.  The tea has a set menu ($35) that changes monthly but is filled with amazing petite sandwiches, savory bites, scones, and sweets.  But if that isn't enough, you can add on extra options and also upgrade your tea to a premium tea or mimosa.

At this tea, the petite sandwiches and savory bites included:  spam sandwich, duck pastrami, kamaboko sandwich, spaghetti and meatballs, somen salad, chicken club sandwich, and Ho Farms butternut squash.  I also opted to add on the devilled eggs and caviar for an additional $8.  The savories were in a word, incredible.  The bite sized portions were bursting with flavor.  I enjoyed every single one of them.  I never knew I was a fan of duck or caviar.    

The fromage blanc scones were served with yuzu curd and Hawaiian pineapple relish.  Yum!  

The variations of the pate choux (light pastry dough) included:  tiramisu cream puffs, pumpkin pie profiteroles, banana cream pie gateau st. honore, strawberry haupia paris breast, lemon meringue eclairs, doughnuts and andagi.  They tasted as wonderful as they looked, but there were so many that as much as I wanted to, I could not finish.  Thank goodness for takeout boxes!  

This tea was excellent and the first time I left so stuffed.  My friends and I enjoyed ourselves so much that we vowed to be back.  Don't wait too long to make reservations, November and December are already full, but we got seats for January.  Hope to see you there!  

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